‘Reach for the Sky’ Aviation Skills Programme will Promote Careers in Aviation
Jan11

‘Reach for the Sky’ Aviation Skills Programme will Promote Careers in Aviation

A new skills programme to promote careers in the aviation industry to under-represented groups has been unveiled by the Aviation Minister, Paul Maynard. The programme, Reach for the Sky, is aimed primarily at young people from under-represented groups and will be delivered through partnerships with industry, expert bodies and educational establishments, and is aimed at helping to make the UK the best place to follow a career in...

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Airspeed Aviation appointed as Garmin Sales and Service Centre
Jan09

Airspeed Aviation appointed as Garmin Sales and Service Centre

Airspeed Aviation Ltd, based at Derby Airfield, has announce that it has recently been appointed a Garmin Sales and Service Centre. This appointment is based on many years of avionics installation experience, and comes at the same time as the company moves into a new purpose built aircraft maintenance facility at its home base Derby Airfield. Airspeed Aviation is also the operator of Derby Airfield and Derby Aero Club; Airspeed...

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Wings Alliance to offer Pilot Studies Degree Programme
Jan08

Wings Alliance to offer Pilot Studies Degree Programme

The newly-launched ‘BEng Aerospace Engineering with Pilot Studies degree programme’ is delivered in partnership with the University of the West of England (UWE) in Bristol. This programme gives candidates the flexibility to pursue a degree which includes a Private Pilot’s Licence (PPL), with the option for students to study the Airline Transport Pilot’s Licence (ATPL) theory and practical flight training alongside their degree,...

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Flybe open MPL programme with L3Harris
Jan06

Flybe open MPL programme with L3Harris

UK regional airline Flybe has Flybe has opened applications to join the airline flying the airline’s ATR72 and Bombardier 8 Q400 aircraft on routes between UK and European destinations. Flybe claims to be the largest independent airline in Europe, carrying eight million passengers a year between 71 airports across the UK and Europe, with over 189 routes across 12 countries. The airline has approximately 2,400 employees. The airline...

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Canada’s Flying Training Crisis – any lessons for the UK?
Jan05

Canada’s Flying Training Crisis – any lessons for the UK?

Steve Dickinson looks over an investigation into the state of Canada’s flight training industry and finds that some lessons are universal. It seems that the Canadian government is aware of a potential crisis in flight training capacity in the coming years, and has taken expert testimony in an attempt to understand the issues. While some of those issues are specific to Canada – its domestic regulation, its geography or its...

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CAE to train more than 1,000 new easyJet Pilots
Jan04

CAE to train more than 1,000 new easyJet Pilots

CAE has signed a long-term exclusive training agreement with easyJet to train more than 1,000 new easyJet cadet pilots on a Multi-crew Pilot Licence (MPL) programme. CAE will also provide Airbus 320 type rating training and place graduates of CAE’s Integrated Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) programme with easyJet. Selected cadets will begin MPL training with CAE in 2020 and upon completion of training, the first graduates will...

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